Copyright is fundamental to an author’s ability to publish and trade in books, create successful author-businesses, and earn an income from their work. Thus, changes in copyright law are of deep concern to the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Our Copyright Bill of Rights offers ALLi’s interpretation and recommendations of what today’s authors and readers currently need from copyright law, policy, and practice.
Is your manuscript in need of substantive editing, developmental editing, copy-editing, or line editing? When is it ready for a proofread? ALLi partner member Richard Bradburn of editorial.ie helps demystify the terms.
To help you concentrate your thoughts for a successful new year of self-publishing, here's a chance to revisit the most relevant opinion posts from the AskALLi blog in 2018. Here's to our best year yet as indie authors!
Lost the plot with your fiction writing? Having trouble keeping track of your characters? You need to start keeping a style-sheet - or at least ask your editor to create one for you. Such a useful writing tool you'll wonder how you ever managed without it! Here's how.
ALLi's monthly AskALLi Q&A podcast gives our members the opportunity to put their own queries about the self-publishing process to our resident expert indie authors, who cover a wide range of topics in every show.
Are you using the right criteria to select the best editor for your books - and are you making the most of what you can learn from the editing process? Read Karl Drinkwater's post, from his perspective as both author and editor, to help you decide.
A handy checklist of different ways to self-edit your books more effectively, saving you money on your professional editor's bills (if you use one), and creating a better experience for your readers - a good quick read for beginner writers and experienced self-publishers
Did you know there are three kinds of dash in punctuation? Not sure how to use them all correctly? Help is at hand here with a succinct and helpful summary by editor Richard Bradburn.
Do you have trouble letting go of your finished book? Can't quite bring yourself to release your baby into the…
Why you need to get your facts right, even if writing fiction - or you'll risk throwing your readers right out of your story. Crime writer Rebecca Bradley explains why and how to do it.
Here's our show summary for the Beginners’ Self-Publishing Salon with Jay Artale & Michael La Ronn. Read the full transcript, watch the video, or listen to the podcast. This month our indie broadcasters discussed book editing and an author's role in the editing process.
Don't be baffled by Microsoft Word's Track Changes feature - read Richard Bradburn's quick'n'easy guide here.